California Department Fish and Game officials will continue its investigation this week on what they believe are more than 5,000 marijuana plants found along the Cosumnes River between Galt and Thornton.
It appears that about a dozen people planted marijuana between the river and New Hope Road, east of Thornton, and set up campsites in a rural area near the river, according to Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game. Some of the plants are 10 to 12 feet high, Hughan said.
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